Category Archives: Compost

Worms inside your House? A review of UAF Cooperative Extension’s “Composting with Worms”

Want to see my worms? This was a common question I’d ask guests visiting my apartment as a vermicompost enthusiast. I was introduced to composting with worms as a young…

Heating it up: Compost Heated Greenhouses

Most Alaskan gardeners are creative out of necessity. With a growing season made up of unique light patterns, temperature fluctuations and abbreviated season lengths, gardeners learn to adapt. Gardeners who…

Friendly Composting Redworms

Lesson Objective – Students will learn what redworms utilized for vermiculture eat and the conditions necessary for their survival. Subject Area – Life Science Grade Level – Grade 6 through…

School-wide composting; why isn’t it happening!?

“You can solve a lot of the world’s problems if you do school right.”  (unknown author) As a principal, I get a bird’s eye view of the many moving parts…

Worm composting for dummies

The average American tosses about 25% of food and beverages purchased according to a report by the National Resources Defense Council. While this can be cut down by better food…